16th October 2019


Where should a carbon monoxide detector be placed high or low?

In order to ensure that your home has maximum protection, it's important to have a CO detector on every floor. Five feet from the ground. Carbon monoxide detectors can get the best reading of your home's air when they are placed five feet from the ground. Near every sleeping area.

Then, how far should smoke detector be placed from ceiling?

If this is not possible, install the Smoke Alarm at least 4 inches (102 mm) from the wall or corner. For wall mounting (if allowed by building codes), the top edge of Smoke Alarms should be placed between 4 inches (102 mm) and 12 inches (305 mm) from the wall/ceiling line, below typical “dead air” spaces.

How many smoke detectors do you need in your home?

This means that if you have a four-bedroom house, and all of the bedrooms are accessed from a second-floor hallway, you need to have a smoke detector in each bedroom and one in the hallway outside the bedrooms. One smoke detector must be present on every floor of the house, including basements and attics.

What is the difference between photoelectric and ionization smoke detector?

One is a “fast flame” fire, the other is for smoldering fires. In tests, ionization alarms will typically respond about 30 to 90 seconds faster to “fast-flame” fires than photoelectric smoke alarms. However, in smoldering fires ionization alarms respond an average of 15 to 50 minutes slower than photoelectric alarms.
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